James is a graduate in Electronic Engineering and has significant experience in helping food production companies protect their food products from contamination by using X-ray and metal detection. He gained a clear understanding of the food during his time working with a major international manufacturer of equipment for food inspection and contamination prevention.
“As director of development for Camera based Inspection Equipment using X-ray, Visual, and Non Visual Light Spectrum’s. “ James explains “I built an extensive knowledge about the food safety needs of the food industry.”
James has been through HACCP safety auditor training giving him the ability to carry out food plant safety auditing which will enable him to offer Detectamet’s customers and potential customers a valuable insight into contamination prevention.
“James and I co-operated at a major US Food exhibition last year “ said Sean Smith, Detectamet’s Chairman, “ where he made a positive use of his experience by helping potential users of our detectable plastic products understand the practical benefits”
James Farmer said “The new approach to protecting US food has presented food producers with some big challenges and I appreciate how Detectamet makes a significant contribution to protecting the public by preventing physically contaminated food reaching the public. Its detectable plastic products are visible to all detectors.”
James will be on the company’s Booth 536 at the Food Safety Summit 8th to 11th of May.
A brand new Stapleless Stapler available from Detectamet is capable of securely stitching together ten sheets of 80gsm paper without the risk of contamination from small metal staples.
The modern metal stapler appeared 80 years ago. It has been estimated that $20million worth of staples were sold in the USA in 2012. That is the equivalent of 25billion staples used in all applications.
Food contamination from metal is the most frequent physical contaminant and staples are the fourth most common metal source. To prevent this happening policies are applied that ban the introduction or use of staples in the food processing environment.
Detectamet has worked for a number of years through its switch2stitch® program to help food producers stay in control of the multipage documents necessary to instruct, advise and record food process activities. One click will secure the 10 pages with a cutter and folder that make the tabs to be folded into the slot in the paper.
The blue, green or red coloured staplers mean that they can be allocated to particular use or locations within a HACCP and HRPC Management System.
Angela Musson-Smith, Detectamet Inc’s President, explained that “We are always mindful of the practical needs of the food industry and we are aware that good food safety practices can sometimes have unintended consequences.” she pointed out that “ Removing metal fastenings from gathered pages can send documents into a mixed up pile of panic, so at Detectamet we have gathered several products under our switch2stitch® program that removes the risk of contamination and retains the certainty of safe fastenings.”